Any time a wild animal like a squirrel, raccoon, bat, or rat makes its way into your attic, the outcome is never good. Even once any nuisance animals have been removed, the battle isn’t over. Waste, urine, feces, and other damage left behind in your attic poses a safety risk to you and your family and should be addressed as quickly as possible. Luckily, the technicians at Critter Control® are experts in attic restoration.
Mice and other rodents love the secluded protection from the elements that your attic provides for them to build nests and reproduce, meaning that just one or two nuisance animals can grow into a large infestation before you know it.
What Damage could a little Critter Cause?
You may think that just because most nuisance animals are small, that they couldn’t possibly do much damage. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Some of the common types of damage we see are:
- Insulation Damage. Most critters tear up insulation to use for their nests, and in the process generally soil it with urine and feces, rendering it ineffective and increasing your energy costs.
- Wiring Damage. Rats and other rodents are the most common culprits for this. Because they often have large front teeth that are constantly growing, they gnaw on anything around them – even electrical wiring – to keep their teeth in check. This often results in short circuits and can even pose a fire risk.
- Residual Odors. Because any wild animal that makes its way into your attic will have to relieve itself, your attic can quickly become filled with droppings and waste. Those smells can be pulled through your ventilation systems and permeate the wooden structures in your home, creating a foul odor.
If you’ve found yourself faced with an animal infestation, or need help cleaning up after one, the experts at Critter Control® are here to help. Our technicians are trained in the repair and restoration of all aspects of your attic, and will have it looking like new in no time. Give us a call today at 888-617-5764 with any questions.